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Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

Two men attacked with 'noxious substance' in London this evening

Both men have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Water shortages, RTÉ wages and Charlie Gard’s parents. Here are today’s big stories.

Dublinbikes stations back in action after connection fault

A total of 36 bike stations were affected by the fault yesterday.

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Monday 24 July, 2017

Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP' RIP

Orange Order asks Protestants not to use the term 'RIP'

The Orange Standard published an article calling the term “unbiblical” and “un-Protestant”.

'It's very serious... you could die': Kevin Dundon describes his major health scare after routine surgery

Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon developed two pulmonary embolisms after a medical procedure.

Old pipes are making it more difficult to restore the water to Drogheda and east Meath

A normal supply is expected to be restored on Thursday.

Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.

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'I feel robbed': Viewers disappointed over Michael Phelps computer-generated race with shark

Phelps ‘raced’ a shark in a television special as Discovery kicked off its 29th edition of Shark Week.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

Sunday 23 July, 2017

Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

Saturday 22 July, 2017

20 million disease-spreading mosquitoes will be released in the US - but it's a good thing

The Debug Project aims to reduce the health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world.

Irish engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution

A new project will see the construction of vessels more than 50 metres in length using fibre materials.

Friday 21 July, 2017

Police in contact with gardaí over unidentified man found in river

The PSNI recovered the body of a man from the water at Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast last Friday.

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

The announcement comes following comments made by TD Paul Murphy about garda testimonies during the Jobstown trial.

Limerick removal delayed as Aer Lingus flight arrived without the body

The coffin of Mary O’Brien wasn’t put on a flight from Heathrow due to “operational reasons”.

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities

Earlier this month, a wheelchair user had to wait 15 minutes for Irish Rail to help her exit a train.

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The UK is cracking down on gender stereotyping in adverts - what about Ireland?

A report was released this week calling for stronger regulation of adverts in the UK.

Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen

Damo and Ivor first appeared on YouTube back in 2011.

The Irish Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey today

The Irish Aviation Authority’s #AviationIreland weekend take place this Saturday and Sunday.

Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness

Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.

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'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland

A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

Danish football fans detained over hooliganism fighting for compensation

On 10 October 2009 138 ‘hooligans’ were arrested in Copenhagen.

There are almost 4,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland

South County Dublin is the most expensive property market in the country, with an average property value of almost €550,000.

Sunday 16 July, 2017

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements

Facebook have announced that advertisers will be able to buy advert slots within the app.

Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

Friday 14 July, 2017

Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months

The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 has passed its final stages in Dáil Éireann.

'There has been a sense of fear' - Dublin women get together after recent spate of attacks

Two assaults on women took place in the Knocklyon area in late June.

Investigation into fire at vacant shopping centre in Naas

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at the centre on Corbyn’s Lane at around 8pm yesterday.

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